Behavioral Health services in Dulles, Virginia

Important Information


StoneSprings Hospital’s new Inpatient Behavioral Unit will open on Oct. 20, 2021.

StoneSprings Hospital Center’s inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services offers hope, help and support for adults with emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. Here, you receive quality care in our brand-new units - safe, healthy, confidential and calming environments. 

Our behavioral health services are designed to be short-term and intensive; they include:

  • Assessments and referrals
  • Acute inpatient care
  • Partial hospitalization services
  • Intensive outpatient services, including group therapy and transition services 

We are committed to making mental health services more accessible for our community. Behavioral health services can treat the symptoms, causes and management of

  • Major depression
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Perinatal and postpartum depression
  • Thought disorders
  • Dual diagnosis 
For immediate assistance, questions or referrals, please call our behavioral health access line at (703) 538-2872.

Assessments and referrals

Our physicians and staff excel in identifying symptoms and developing personalized recovery plans. They can help determine whether inpatient or outpatient services are most appropriate for the treatment needed. 

Some symptoms are better treated sooner than later. Seek quick treatment for these symptoms:

  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Avoidance of places, people or events
  • Depression
  • Diminished interest in activities
  • Flashbacks or recalls of trauma
  • Increased agitation
  • Insomnia or other sleep disorders
  • Mood swings
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or others
  • Other symptoms that are interfering with the ability to function in social, academic or professional settings 

Inpatient care

StoneSprings Hospital has a new 17-bed inpatient unit designed to deliver intensive treatment to adults (18 years old or older) needing Behavioral Health services. Our individualized inpatient plans can assist individuals in recovering from traumatic life events as well as other mental health disorders. 

Inpatient treatment plans include:

  • Psychiatric treatment
  • 24/7 clinical support
  • Medication administration and monitoring
  • Daily psychiatric care
  • Medication management
  • Intensive group, individual and family therapy
  • Internal medicine support
  • Multi-family care
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Treatment for co-occurring substance use issues
  • Transitional and ongoing contact with personal and medical caretakers 

Adult partial hospitalization program (PHP)

Our PHP combines a highly structured environment during the day with the opportunity to spend evenings at home. Adults benefit from care plans that integrate elements of three evidence-based treatment models:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Seeking safety

The goal of our PHP is to empower each person to develop effective strategies that will help them achieve emotional wellness. This is achieved by learning new ways to cope with stress, anxiety and depression.

The PHP is designed to help patients who:

  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Are at risk of being admitted to a psychiatric hospital
  • Are transitioning from psychiatric hospitalization (inpatient care)
  • May have symptoms of depression, anxiety and/or may face other obstacles when functioning in everyday situations
  • Need support to achieve short-term stabilization

PHP treatment includes:

  • Daily safety planning
  • Group therapy and peer-group meetings on a variety of wellness and recovery topics
  • Individual and family interventions available
  • Psychiatric consultation

Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Adult IOP allows program participants to work or attend to daily demands, and engage in programming three times per week.

The goal of our IOP is to empower each person to develop effective strategies that will help them cope with stress, anxiety and depression. We use goal achievement and treatment compliance geared toward treating situational stressors and facilitating recovery.

The IOP is designed for patients who:

  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties
  • May have symptoms of depression, anxiety and/or other obstacles when functioning in everyday situations
  • Have achieved stabilization through our partial hospitalization program but require continued care
  • Need a transition from our partial hospitalization program back to weekly outpatient therapy

Key components of the IOP:

  • Multi-disciplinary team
  • Referrals for new outpatient providers
  • Daily safety planning
  • Group therapy
  • Opportunities for family involvement
  • Behavioral and logic skills, psychoeducation and mindfulness training
  • Coordination and planning with established outpatient providers
  • Expressive therapy
  • Group sessions
  • Individual session with a clinical therapist

Behavioral health at HCA Virginia


Behavioral health refers to the medical practice of taking care of patients’ mental health care. Mental health care refers to the treatment and care of diseases like depression, anxiety and many more. Treatment often involves some form of psychotherapy.

Learn about Behavioral health